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-soviets and because stallen starved the ukranians and they never forgot. >> germany in 1941 occupied entire ukraine. they immediately enslaved large portions of the population with the help of ukraine it was the entire jewish population of ukraine and a lot of forced labor backed germany to help work in the war industry. after the war, ukraine, the second most populist soviet republic enjoyed an almost special status within the 15 republics of the u.s.s.r. >> the relationship between the russians and ukranians was much closer than any other nick group. >> nikita kruschev ceded crimea to ukraine. during the next on 40 years, people in the ukraine were represented in the soviet elite. and breshnev, who presided over the soviet union for two decades was actually born in ukraine. kimberly martin was a political science professor at columbia university and barnard college. >> if you go through who the personnel were in top-ranking positions in both of the politics of the communist party and also in terms of who were the the industrial leaders, who were the military leaders and who were the leaders in th
to at a cost to some of their business partners in the west, most of all germany. we're joined tonight in washington by the executive director of the transatlantic academy. and steven, it's clear that the stakes are higher in europe rather than the united states when it comes to the situation with russia, but just for context, can you tell us what are the most significant economic ties between europe and russia? and most specifically germany because of its position as a power player? >> yes. well, first of all, with the german case, energy is a very big factor. they getn't about a third of their energy from russia, both gas and oil. that's a major player. also, the german energy companies are very closely linked in with other russian companies. so there's a really close interlocking between these two. secondly, they sell a lot of automobiles and manufacturing to russia, engineering is a big thing. i think up with of the most interesting facts i've seen recently is the head of seimans went to moscow the week after the annexation of crimea and met with putin and assured them that they wo
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